The aerospace industry, with its specialized demands, relies on the highest-quality and most effective materials throughout the design and manufacturing process. The aerospace industry encompasses a vast range of products including aircraft, spacecraft and a growing number of other technologies. For more than a century, all aerospace manufacturers have strived toward consistent improvements in efficiency, safety and performance.
Aerospace Design and Manufacturing
At Polymer Science, our team of talented engineers and designers aids the advancement of aerospace mobility including coatings, tapes and adhesives for electronic components and structures.
Our general industrial materials including silicone foams are found in housings, lighting systems, radar components, windows and doors of aircraft and spacecraft. Our electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding & grounding materials including conductive adhesives, fabrics, foams and foils protect devices, circuit boards, sensors and other components. Within those same electronic components, thermal interface materials (TIMs) manage heat dissipation in the most grueling environments and conditions.
Since 1998, Polymer Science has focused on streamlining the supply of EMI shielding & grounding materials, thermal interface materials and general industrial materials for the aerospace industry. We share our deep knowledge and innovative technologies with our partners within the aerospace industry.
Key Design and Performance Challenges for Aerospace
For both the manufacturer and aerospace supplier, there are unique environmental conditions that must be considered. Unlike many terrestrial applications, aerospace components must endure exposure to high altitudes, large variations in temperature, and in the case of spacecraft, the vacuum of space.
Additional forces that can impact aerospace components include moisture, chemicals and solvents. Each of these conditions can drastically affect the performance of electronic systems and components.
Furthermore, these systems often operate at high frequencies and power levels, which can lead to problems with electromagnetic interference (EMI). As a result, the aerospace industry requires specialized solutions for EMI shielding and grounding, as well as advanced thermal interface materials to manage heat dissipation.
EMI Shielding & Grounding in Aerospace
P-SHIELD® provides aerospace manufacturers solutions for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding and grounding. Our cutting-edge innovations, tailored specifically for the aerospace industry, enhance overall performance, decrease weight, and fortify durability, making a considerable difference in the operation of devices.
As a company with a strong emphasis on maintaining the highest quality and safety standards, Polymer Science provides a robust resource for aerospace manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers. Our solutions aim to mitigate the impact of interference, simultaneously boosting efficiency and promoting sustainability.
When it comes to EMI shielding, we understand the importance of a solution that aligns with both the manufacturing requirements and the long-term performance goals of a project.
Selecting the best material can simultaneously protect sensitive components and effectively shield and ground signals. This understanding fuels our commitment to providing a broad range of EMI shielding & grounding conductive fabric tapes, film tapes, foil tapes, and foam tapes.
Our offering extends to conductive adhesives, available as both pressure-sensitive and heat-activated solutions, catering to the varied needs of the aerospace industry. Additionally, our P-SHIELD® foams serve as a conformable and compressible material, ideal for making conductive gaskets for electronic device housings and protection.
Ultimately, Polymer Science endeavors to deliver a broad spectrum of solutions, ensuring a smooth and continuous supply of any EMI shielding and grounding solution needed by the aerospace industry. Our goal is to be your dependable partner in navigating the complex challenges of EMI shielding and grounding in aerospace applications.
Thermal Management in Aerospace
Polymer Science operates at the forefront of engineering and the development of thermal interface materials across many industries. We provide an expansive suite of products, such as gap fillers, phase change materials, heat spreaders, and thermally conductive adhesives.
As a collaborative partner, we work hand in hand with manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to provide essential elements, which significantly bolster the performance and safety of aerospace products.
The task of managing heat generated by electronics, especially within the tightly packed, unforgiving environments of aircraft and spacecraft, poses unique challenges. Our diverse experience spans various industries, including automotive, EV, consumer electronics, and medical sectors, enriching our knowledge base. This wide-ranging expertise translates into pioneering thermal interface materials (TIMs) that lend a competitive edge to our aerospace partners.
One example of our innovative approach is evident in our gap fillers. At Polymer Science, we meticulously design and engineer an array of silicone thermal gap filler pads to ensure optimal operating temperatures. The inherent flexibility of silicone pads adds an extra layer of protection to components, safeguarding them from potential damages caused by vibrations and shocks during operation.
Our 2-part dispensable solutions offer an efficient alternative to traditional thermal pads. By featuring outstanding wet-out capabilities and creating thin bond lines, these dispensable gap fillers may enhance performance. They not only contribute to weight reduction in comparison to traditional gap filler pads but also offer superior protection to delicate components subjected to the harsh conditions prevalent in aerospace environments.
Our P-THERM® adhesives showcase another aspect of our advanced solutions, aiding heat dissipation efficiently, utilizing fewer materials. These thermal adhesives can offer notable advantages for compact spaces, potentially contributing to weight reduction within aerospace designs, thus optimizing overall system efficiency.
Partnering with Polymer Science
We’re proud to support the advancement of aerospace mobility, delivering specialized coatings, tapes, and adhesives for electronic components and structures. Our materials are found in onboard computers, communication devices, navigation and radar systems, sensors, lighting systems, window and door seals and more.
Since 1998, Polymer Science has aimed to streamline the supply of essential materials for the aerospace industry. When you contact our team, we share our in-depth knowledge and a proven process to identify the best materials for your project. Whether you need a fast turnaround or a custom solution, contact Polymer Science to meet your goals.